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Taliban allowed treatment in Baghlan hospitals

Taliban allowed treatment in Baghlan hospitals

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Apr 21, 2018 - 20:57

PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): As "a goodwill gesture”, the authorities in northern Baghlan province on Saturday announced allowing Talibaninfo-icon militants to bring their patients to government hospitals for treatment.

The governor of Baghlan province told a peace gathering in Pul-i-Khumri, the provincial capital, that the government was ready to come close to the Taliban. He ordered all government hospitals to receive Taliban militants for treatment and behaved good with them.

“We never want to kill Afghans and those killing us, we kindly request them to stop killing your own brothers and accept the peace proposal of the president and say welcome to peace process without any precondition.”

Nimati urged tribal elders and religious scholars to work for awareness among people to participate in the upcoming parliamentary elections.

Mohammad Hassan Sediqui, provincial appellant court head, told the gathering that Islam prohibited telling a lie but it was allowed to lie for the sake of peace.

He called role of religious scholars in advancing the peace process as crucial and said the current dispute in the country was among Muslims.

High Peace Community director Asadullah Shahbaz urged religious scholars to launch a peace campaign in urban areas.

He said efforts were underway to hold a mammoth gathering against the current war in the country.

A participant of the event, who lived in an area under Taliban control,  said he was happiness over allowing Taliban militants to treamtn their patients in hospitals as the move would leave a positive impact on their thinking.

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